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  1. Plumbing
    thinking of grabbing this Watts unit but my plumber told me he doesn't think it's a great idea to be mixing hot and cold water. i didn't quite understand why. your thoughts? https://www.amazon.com/Watts-500800-Instant-Recirculating-Install/dp/B000E78XHG
  2. Plumbing
    Hi, first off let me be honest and say I am pretty damn ignorant when it comes to home repair, construction, plumbing etc so please bear with me. I have a flooding/leak problem in my basement and I'm trying to figure out what's going on and who I should call first to come check it out. I can't...
  3. Plumbing
    Hello Everyone, I am currently remodeling my basement and have ran into a bit of an issue with my toilet drain elbow. It is currently in front of the basement window. I want to change the elbow from cast iron to pvc and push the elbow up into the joist to get it out of the way of the basement...
  4. Plumbing
    I need four 60x32 left shower pans for new home build - anyone know if Foremost brand ($239) holds up to the higher priced Signature brand ($349). Only diff I see in specs are a smidge variance in the ht (2 5/8' v 3 3/4") and L and W per their specs, and some in height of basin. Wondering if...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi, we bought an old cabin in the woods this past spring. We gutted the place, but installed a new toilet bowl only - the tank and water line are not attached. The toilet bowl is connected to septic tank without water. We use buckets from the lake to flush it. We have no other plumbing installed...
  6. Plumbing
    Hi all Looking for help identifying (or affirming) some roughed-in plumbing in my basement. I can confidently say (#2) is for the toilet, (#1) for shower, (#3) drain for sink, (#4) venting... Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I want to move the shower head from the middle to the left aide of the shower but I am Not sure how with out calling my super and having it a whole deal with my management company. It’s soooo hard to take a shower in the middle of the tub. Any suggestions please I would be really grateful. I am...
  8. Plumbing
    i am attempting to renovate a house and we would like to move the toilet to the other side of the room, this will make the toilet more than 6 feet away from the main stack. I know that the plumbing code in my area says that it has to be within 6 feet of the stack does this mean for venting or...
  9. Building & Construction
    My one story home sits on a slab in Rockport TX and was built around 2003. There is a water shut off at the meter (in a box on the lawn by the street), with PVC running to the house. The PVC comes up through the slab somewhere, converts to copper pipe and then branches to supply the rest of...
  10. Plumbing
    I need to run my 1 1/4" drain line to my Saniflo toilet. I wanted to make sure my path and bends are appropriate for the drain line. I wanted to make sure this setup was going to work since it is tight to get the drain line attached to the toilet with the discharge line. From the sink the trap...
  11. Plumbing
    Hi Everyone, I just moved into my new house and the basement has this setup where I believe there was a wet bar previously. I don’t know the first thing about plumbing but I would like to bring the wet bar back. What do I need to complete this project and how do I tell that all of this existing...
  12. Plumbing
    Hello, I am considering adding a bathroom to my basement. I don't have the original blueprint for the house but I am going to assume what I can. The red capped pipe in the back is where I would put the toilet? The black and pvc pipe behind the toilet is for a vent? The red capped with pvc pipe...
  13. Plumbing
    Am I just not getting it? I’m trying to replace two shutoff valve under my mom’s bathroom sink because both knobs were stripped off and I couldn’t find replacement for them so I thought I’d just update the whole valve to new ones. I shut off the water main and unhooked all the attached lines...
  14. Plumbing
    I have recently purchased a house built on a concrete slab. There is existing plumbing for 3 piece bath, as well as the kitchen. I plan on moving the kitchen to the other side of the house, and slightly moving the location of the bathroom. I am trying to assess the best way to go about doing...
  15. Plumbing
    I suspect these manifolds are part of a system to heat the slab ... unfortunately, we are doing a full delete of the tub and now I have to figure out how to deal with these pipes sticking up from the slab? We really don't need or want the floor heated (North Carolina). Hoping there is a smart...
  16. Plumbing
    I am going to replace this shut-off valve for the house water supply. As you can see, it goes from PVC, to a (what I think is galvanized) shut-off valve, back to PVC, and then to copper, and that goes into the wall. See picture here: This seems like a bit of a puzzle, because I can't just...
  17. Plumbing
    House built 2 years ago ... Long story short, my main sewage line clogged up so bad that water/waste started coming out through the vent pipe. Builder comes over and guy from sewer company comes to take out the clog and starts talking about how the soap scum is clogging so badly but he usually...
  18. Remodeling
    In my tub/shower, between the tub and the surround there is what to me looks like trim. In every surround I have seen or can find online they just chaulk between the tub and surround. Does anyone know what this is or what purpose it serves. It is impossible to keep clean and is a headache. Could...
  19. Building & Construction
    The mixing valve seal makes sense to me. The one on the left which is meant for the plumbing where a shower head is does not make sense, at least to me. I have two of their seals here, the 1/2 inch and the 3/4 inch. They are clearly for copper pipes or any rough plumbing that is no larger...
  20. Plumbing
    Hey everyone. So I messed up my plumbing underground for my basement bathroom and my underground comes out too high for my toilet flange. (My slope is perfect I just miscalculated where to start it). It's all cemented and tiled now as you can see in the picture. What would you recommend I do? My...
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